Microsoft Says Google Bypassed Its Browser Settings

In the wake of reports that Google had sidestepped privacy settings in Safari, Microsoft announced it had discovered the Web giant had done the same with Internet Explorer. "When the IE team heard that Google had bypassed user privacy settings on Safari, we asked ourselves a simple question: is Google circumventing the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users too?" IE executive Dean Hachamovitch wrote in a blog post this morning. "We've discovered the answer is yes: Google is employing similar methods to get around the default privacy protections in IE and track IE users with cookies."